She owes it all to him. Jessica Simpson took to her Instagram on Thursday, Jan. 22, to mourn the death of her mentor and business partner, shoe legend Vince Camuto, who passed away at age 78 earlier that day.
Simpson, 34, shared a photo with the late co-founder of Nine West along with a quote from Camuto himself. "'It is never about one person,'" the multi-hyphenate reflected. "'It’s the teams you put in place. Without the right people, you're nowhere' -Vince Camuto."
Indeed, Camuto was a pivotal part of Simpson's team when the two teamed up in 2005 to launch her multimillion dollar namesake brand. She recognized Camuto's profound influence on her business empire, as well as her personal life, as part of her Instagram update.